Dan Bertschi

Part Template with Sketch References (like Pro-E/Creo)

Discussion created by Dan Bertschi on Aug 28, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2015 by Dan Bertschi

Hey Gang!


Change is difficult, no matter which direction you're going.  Like many of you, I've spent time using other CAD software, and still enjoy learning new ones.  That said, every package has its good points, and this thread is NOT intended to become an Empire vs Rebel discussion :-).


In my current role, I'm reviewing/creating templates for use across our organization.  The Eng Mgr has experience with Pro-E, and really likes the automatic sketch references in the XYZ directions.  He asked if I could make that happen in our templates.


Attached is my solution.  I'm sharing it here for your use, let me know if you like it.  All I did was add XYZ Axis (because I like having them, regardless), and add a 3DSketch with infinite lines along the axis.  The lines allow you to hide the axis, which can affect zoom-to-fit, when shown.  The lines also provide a hard relation, not just the inferred one, seen while 'floating' into desired position.  If the lines are not desired, simply hide the sketch.


Feel free to post similar templates in this thread.


Have a great weekend, everyone!